"Loved it. I read it in one sitting–couldn't put it down. I thought of A.B. Facey as I read her astounding journey. What an incredible woman."
–Melissa Lucashenko, author of Too Much Lip
"This is the read for Australia now... it crackles with urgency. Honestly. I was left with a startling clarity after reading Black and Blue. This should be taught in schools, alongside the rest of our history."
–Rick Morton, author of My Year of Living Vulnerably
"Every now and then, a story comes along that astonishes with its degree of truth, trauma and resilience. Veronica Gorrie's memoir, Black and Blue, is one such, chronicling a life of inconceivable pain, abuse and discrimination... Her book should be mandatory reading material for all emerging and current cops... Women who have historically been silenced: now more than ever, we need to be reading their stories."
–Jessie Tu, Sydney Morning Herald
"The power of storytelling is to share the lives of people who change the world. Ronnie Gorrie's journey as an Aboriginal woman shows the different levels of power in our country and is as radical as it is moving. A loving, affecting, and honest account of her life. Reading Ronnie's words is like hearing the yarn of a friend."